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The orchestral instruments: The trumpets

The trumpet has a bright and clear tone, which can be heard very clearly even within a symphonic sound cluster. Perhaps you have heard the trumpet playing a grand fanfare? But it can do much more!

The instrument has a long history and exists today in several versions. The trumpet belongs to the brass section of the orchestra. Many times it makes its mark in the end of a a powerful symphony – as a musical exclamation mark!

This video is part of a series of playful videos on how the instruments used in a symphony orchestra function and sound. In each film, musicians from the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra talk about their instruments and play one or several musical pieces together.

The series about the orchestral instruments is produced with the support of Konserthuset Stockholm's main sponsor SEB. 

  • The music

  • Ludwig van Beethoven from Symphony No. 5
  • Hector Berlioz from Symphonie fantastique
  • Maurice Ravel from Bolero
  • André Danican Philidor The Nobel Fanfare, arr Ulf Björlin
  • Dmitry Shostakovich from Symphony No. 5
  • Participants

  • The trumpet section of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • This video can be used in music education as an audiovisual teaching material, primarily intended for children aged 6 to 9 years ­­– but people of all ages might still find it interesting! 
  • The video is approximately 5 minutes.
  • Subtitles in English or Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.

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